R. Marlin Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition for Law Students

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 05

Awarded By

American Planning Association

Award Amount

The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $2,000, and his/her paper will be published in the journal 'The Urban Lawyer.' The author of the second-place paper will receive a prize of $400. The author of the honorable mention paper will receive a prize of $100.


Three awards offered annually.

Additional Information

All entries must be the work of the individual; jointly-authored entries will not be considered. Entries may have been written for another purpose within the last year, such as a paper submitted for a course or internship, but must not have been previously published. Entries will be evaluated based on: originality; contribution to the understanding or development of the fields of planning and law; quality of scholarship; and quality and organization of writing.

Deadline Info

Program information is available online from the American Planning Association (APA) website. Please note that there is no application form for this award. To enter the competition, the student must ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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